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Wheat Honey Oat Loaf

Kiint's picture

Wheat Honey Oat Loaf

Inspired by Subways "Honey Oat" bread, this is my interperetation on the Subway classic.



  • 400g Bread Flour
  • 50g Wheatgerm
  • 75g Semolina Flour
  • 7g Active Yeast (25g fresh)
  • 25g Honey
  • 5g Sugar (rapadura if you have it)
  • 30g Vegetable Shortening
  • 275g Water
  • 5g Salt
  • Oats (topping)
  • Honey wash (equal amount of water and honey, plus a teaspoon of sugar)



Step 1: Combine the yeast, honey, sugar and water together and ensure the yeast is nice and active.

Step 2: Combine the reamining ingredients except the oats and honey wash with the activated yeast mixture above.

Step 3: Mix/kneed until the gluten is well developed (10 mins or so)

Step 4: Proof until doubled, then scale into quarters. Roll your portions twice but don't ball. (push, lift, roll, turn 90 degrees, push, lift, roll)

Step 5: Use the honey wash to brush the top of your rolls, and then push the rolls into a pile of oats to coat. Repeat and place all 4 rolls into the bread tin side by side.

Step 6: Proof until just near the rim, and bake in a 200C oven for approximately 30 minutes until cooked.

Allow to cool before slicing and enjoy this wonderful bread, ideal with slathers of butter. Naturally the dough can be formed into sub form for sandwiches.

jcking's picture

I like the honey wash idea. I'll be giving it a try. Oats are good food.


cranbo's picture

Thanks for the post, looks great!